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Representations 1,2 and 3 all give an idea of how the Nazis were so effective in controlling Germany in the years 1933-1939. Representation one is a Nazi propaganda poster created to gain support from the German population.

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Introduction

Part B (ii): Analyse and evaluate representations of history. Representations 1,2 and 3 all give an idea of how the Nazis were so effective in controlling Germany in the years 1933-1939, despite them being individual and published in the past and present-or for example when representation 1 was published it was formatted as: present, future, future, representation 2: Present, past, past, and representation 3: present, past, future. The representations have different source types; representation one and three as primary sources because they are now being used by historians to analyse the Nazis and representation three is secondary because it is using the events of the past to give a summary, they are all effective in their own individual ways, depending on what the reader wants to discover or understand. The best representation however, needs to hold characteristics which show that it is impartial to a high degree, and something that essentially edifies people in a way which they will feel satisfied due to the knowledge or understanding gained as a result of studying the given representation. Representation one is a Nazi propaganda poster created to gain support from the German population. ...read more.

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The representation you could say, is objective because it gives a balanced argument, it's not fully unbiased because nothing is, but is does try to give an impartial argument before the conclusion. It manages to tell us how the Nazis were able to control Germany in diffused manner; it doesn't give much detail and is rather brief, but it maintains to be informative. The representation is very effective because despite Walsh's opinion at the end, you are still able to come about your own conclusion, and it does give carefully observed information. Representation 3 is a speech (which is sometimes considered a poem) by a Pastor called Martin Niemoller. The speech was written around the time that World War 2 ended, though the exact date is unknown due to different versions of the speech. The main purpose of this representation is to show what happens when nobody stands against something that is evidently wrong, because it is believed that won't affect them or what is called 'political apathy'; in this case German individuals as the whole were not paying close attention towards hatred that lead to radical behaviour/actions. ...read more.

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The other two representations are also respectively useful in their own way; if I wanted to know how Nazi propaganda posters looked like and what they involved, then I'd refer to representation 1, if I wanted to know the experiences of individual Germans or those who survived the scrutiny of the Nazis then I would turn to Pastor Niemoller's speech and infer from what he said, but if I want to study and understand the Nazi's impact, then I would need something like Ben Walsh's textbook because the other two don't glue together because they essentially contradict each other and they are ambiguous if they are to be placed to me without me knowing where they originate; it's highly unlikely I would know that representation 1 was a propaganda poster, let alone commissioned by the Nazis because all I can see is a content looking family, and there is not much information I can refer to, and representation 3 could be talking about any event in history because a lot of political parties opposed communists and trade unionistis and it's known in history that Jews have been opposed. ?? ?? ?? ?? Jamila Hussen 11 A History Coursework Part 3. ...read more.

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